Sugar Harvest Begins in Guatemala

With an estimated production of 48.4 million bushels, the 2010/2011 harvest begins next Monday.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The estimated production for this crop is lower than that of 2009-2010, which was 50 million bushels, due to excessive rains, according to information from the Sugar Association of Guatemala (ASAZGUA).

"Cane milling will determine the yield per hectare harvested; fungus and humidity which affected crops were focalized and did not extend to other crops," said the general manager of ASAZGUA, Armando Boesche.

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Guatemala: Sugar Production Up by 22.7%

June 2012

In the 2011-2012 harvest, completed this month, a "historical record" of 54,330,445 quintals of sugar was harvested.

"It's a record", proclaimed Armando Boesche, general manager of the Sugar Association of Guatemala (Asazgua).

The union leader attributed the good performance to weather conditions which "for the current crop were favorable".

Guatemala: 53 million Bags of Sugar

March 2012

The results of the 2011-2012 harvest will be 10% higher than the previous one, when the crop was affected by bad weather.

The harvest ending in May increased by seven million quintals, amounting to some 53 million bags of sugar, a figure that represents a recovery of 10%, said Marco Augusto Garcia Noriega, president of the Sugar Association of Guatemala (Asazgua).

Sugar Cane Harvest in Costa Rica 15% Less

September 2011

Climatic factors and rat infestations in the plantations have resulted in a reduction of 15% in the 2010-11 harvest compared to past crops..

The 2010-11 harvest was 3.32 million tons of sugarcane, compared to 3.92 million tons last season, according to data reported in the XVIII National Sugar Producers Congress, organized by the Association of Sugar Technicians of Costa Rica (Atacori) .

Guatemalan sugar cane mills expect record harvest

November 2008

Armando Boesche, Manager of the Guatemalan Sugarcane Farmers Association, affirmed that the 15 mills in the country are expecting a record of more than 48 million quintals (sacks) of sugar.

The last harvest was lower due to the lack of light that affected the plantations in addition to the low production in new areas.

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